THought someone might like this Linda ------------- How The Dyers Got To Warren County Kentucky
Kentucky was a very desirable place to settle after Daniel Boone had explored it and told of the great "Blue Grass" country.Daniel lived in Wilkes County North Carolina, where the Dyer's lived and they were evidently neighbors.Joshua Dyer the brother of Elisha Dyer Sr, went to Pendleton District South Carolina. Elisha had gone to Washington county Tennessee before 1790, when it was claimed by neither, Virginia nor North Carolina. It had not been admitted as a state. I imagine it was a wild place and very dangerous, as the Indians had not been removed.
Elisha came back to Wilkes County North Carolina and about 1790 moved to Pendleton District South Carolina where Joshua lived. About 1806, Abner Dyer, the son of Elisha Sr., went to Warren County Kentucky, probably with Bollin(g) Clark, his brother-in-law who had married Nancy Dyer. The Clarks had received land grants in Kentucky. Bollin(g) evidently had uncles there, because there were 2 Bollin(g) Clarks in Kentucky.
About 1809 Joshua Dyer had died in Pendleton District, South Carolina and Elisha, Sr., Manoah, his son, and others went to Warren County Kentucky. Manoah received a land grant in Warren County for 50 acres. Others of the family probably hoped to receive land grants too.
Elisha Dyer Sr. had evidently made a deed of land to his son Elisha Jr. in South Carolina, because in a deed he mentions that "he had deeded this land to his son Elisha Jr." probably to take care of him in his old age and they had a quarrel and Elisha Sr. took the land back and sold it.He went then to Warren County Kentucky and left Elisha Jr. in South Carolina. Elisha Jr. moved to Habersham County, Georgia about 1826 then to Union County about 1834. This accounts for The Union County Georgia descendants and the Kentucky families being of the same family.
Big Barren is a place where no trees grew. It is located from Greensburg on north to Russellville on the Red River and was called "The Barrens". It was probably cleared of trees by a big fire at some time. One could travel for 25 miles and not be able to cut a switch.
In 1799 George Moore, brother of Robert Moore, was the owner of a section of land wher Bowling Green now stands.In 1809, he conveyed this land to the town of Bowling Green.
In December of 1796, Warren County was established from Logan County. The first court was held in April 1797 at the home of Robert Moore, who gave 2 acres for public building back of a big Spring (no longer there). In 1800 the people had a fight for a town to be on the river at Jeffersonville to make the county seat.
Dyers in Census 1810 Warren County Kentucky: Elisha Dyer aver 45 yrs& wife over 45 yrs.
Abner Dyer household: Husband 26-45 yr Wife (16-26) 2 makes under 10 1 female under 10
James Dyer Household male over 45 wife female 16-26 5 males under 10 2 males 10-16
Sarah Dyer(wife of Josiah Dyer) Household female 26-45 1 male under 10 1 make 10-16 1 male 16-26 3 females under 10 1 female 10-16 1 female 16-26
Josiah was son of Elisha Sr.
Abner died before 1812, Elisha died about June 1816. Manoah died in 1826. His wife married Absolom Maitlock who had come from Pendleton District South Carolina with them to Kentucky. The Maitlocks were Quakers. Evidence that the Dyers were Quakers, too.
Elisha Dyer Sr., married Jane Wheeler, Feb. 10, 1814, (by Mitchell). His wife had died between 1018 and 1814. Jane was appointed administrator of the estate of July 1816.
Deed Book 4 pg 251, James Duff and Nancy his wife sold to James Scagg, Sr., land at $1.50 per acre on west side of Drakes creek, July 18, 1809. Witness were Elisha, Manoah, Abner Dyer - probably neighbors.
April 11, 1811, Elisha Dyer appointed John Gibson of Pendleton District SC as power of Attorney to collect a debt owed him by his brother's estate, Joshua who died in December of 1809.
From the book by Watson B. Dyer: "Dyer Family History, England to America, 1600-1980".Page 140A, 140B and next page.